April 5, 2014

Restaurant report card — Whitfield County


— Whitfield County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants. The inspectors may require a re-inspection. Restaurants are required by law to post their most recent inspection permit.

The Daily Citizen lists areas where the establishments are out of compliance with the regulations. Recent restaurant scores for all six counties within the North Georgia Health District are available at www.nghd.org



Dalton Falls Golf, 2817 Airport Road

Current score: 100

Current grade: A

Previous score: 100

Previous grade: A

Comments: None.



Big John’s Express, 1806 S. Dixie Highway, Suite A

Current score: 95

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: No sanitizer in cloth bucket. Maintain 100-200 ppm. Corrected on site. Service Ansul.



Teriyaki Bistro, 2113 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 93

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Unapproved insecticide in establishment. Use only those products approved for use in commercial food service. Several bent cans on shelf with good ones. Segregate bent cans from good. Service Ansul System.



Carmike Cinemas 12, 875 Walnut Square Blvd.

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 98

Previous grade: A

Comments: Observed employee chewing gum. Food handlers are not permitted to chew gum while handling open food products. Observed improperly labeled cleaning chemical bottle. Label all chemicals with correct name of chemical inside. Discarded. Corrected on site.



McDonald’s at Walmart, 2545 E. Walnut Ave.

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 89

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed employee without a hair restraint. All food handlers must wear hair restraints, including managers. Observed wiping cloths on counter tops. Submerge cloths in sanitizer when not in hand. Replace torn cooler gaskets. Floor drain was stopped up. Drink line was submerged. Cut off line so it cannot be submerged in backup. Do not pour grease down drains. Use hot water in drains.



Zone Skate Center, 611 Sheridan Ave.

Current score: 92

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Unapproved insecticides in establishment. Use only those insecticides approved for use in commercial food services. No hot water in back work area. Hot water is required when in operation. Front door glass must be replaced.



Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant, 1235 Glenwood Ave.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 94

Previous grade: A

Comments: Lemons on floor of walk-in cooler. Store food 6 inches up off floor. Invert single-service items once unwrapped. Many broken floor tiles. Replace tiles. Back door is not closing completely, nor is it tight-fitting, Door must be fully self-closing and tight-fitting to keep out pests.



Perfect Cup Deli, 112 W. Crawford St.

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 86

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed unlabeled chemical bottle. Label all chemical containers with working name of contents. Wet stacking. Air dry glasses prior to stacking. Replace torn cooler gasket. Both back doors to outside have gaps. Seal all outer openings.



Papa John’s Pizza, 100 Walnut Ave., Suite 2

Current score: 88

Current grade: B

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Pepto Bismol stored over food in walk-in. Segregate medications. Anyone with stomach ailments must be excluded from work. Bent cans with good ones. Segregate cans. Air gap required on three-compartment and food sinks. Replace missing baseboards.



Waffle House, 1912 Chattanooga Road

Current score: 87

Current grade: B

Previous score: 80

Previous grade: B

Comments: All cloth buckets had sanitizer at a concentration that was too weak. Maintain sanitizer at 200 ppm (QAC) at all times for proper sanitization. Cheese in walk-in and prep coolers were out of temperature. The cheese in prep cooler must not be stacked so high and remove foil from the bottom to allow proper cooling. Cheese in walk-in should be moved to rear to help it stay cooler. Also, the eggs in the display cooler were moved to the reach-in. Do not store potentially hazardous foods in that cooler, it is not made to cool and keep cold. All potentially hazardous foods must be maintained at 41 degrees or lower or use time as control. Note: All cold-holding units must maintain food (potentially hazardous foods) at 41 degrees or lower. Walk-in may need repair. Check potentially hazardous foods periodically and service it if needed. If food does not maintain proper temperature, it will be discarded.



Highland Rivers Center, 900 Shugart Road

Current score: 85

Current grade: B

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: No sanitizer in cloth bucket. Maintain 100-200 ppm. Corrected on site. Several opened ready-to-eat foods were not dated. Put open/made date and use-by date on potentially hazardous foods. Dented cans on shelf with good. Segregate cans. Self-serve apples and pears not protected from cough or sneeze of public.



Salon Rio Bravo, 514 Commerce Drive

Current score: 82

Current grade: B

Previous score: 83

Previous grade: B

Comments: Observed three cans of unapproved insecticide (Raid). Use only insecticide approved for use in commercial food service. Unlabeled foods. Label all containers and bags. Water bottles stored on floor. Store 6 inches up off floor. Invert single-service items. Do not use wooden pallets for storage. No hot water at one-hand sink. Must have hot and cold to all sinks. Clean ceilings. Replace damaged tiles.